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Ryogoku Kokugikan

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1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3623-5111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tickets at a premium from viagogo but it was worth it to sit in the stadium for the afternoon packed with locals cheering their favourites. We were in a box in B section great view and so much fun. With 2 adults and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anna99909
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beware booking tickets through Voyagin for the Sumo Wrestling in Japan - the tickets I bought were worth $50 Australian dollars each (3800 JPY), and Voyagin charged me $186 AUD (14000 yen) per ticket. I understand the tickets can be difficult to acquire, and as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience at the arena! Arrive shortly after noon and enjoy a great day watching the competition. The beer is quite good and snacks decent, but don’t count on anything too original – it is a sports arena and the food is of that category....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dman_DW
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Tokyo around the sumo wrestling season, I would strongly recommend grabbing tickets for a match because it was one of the best things we did in Tokyo! The atmosphere was incredible, and the stadium is beautiful. It’s close to a train station...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank stephaniewalden1992
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We attended one of the final days of the Fall Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. It is an excellent facility, and the tournaments are fast-moving, and combine many interesting rituals and traditions. Highly recommend you attend if tournaments are being held. Tickets sell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I know that the Ryogoku Kokugikan is typically a venue for Sumo but for me and my friends, it was all about the New Japan Pro Wrestling - King of Pro Wrestling event. My brother is a huge NJPW fan and we basically checked this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TravelConfidential
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must do. What on a tour with Viator and had a guide that explained it all and once you know how it works etc, you will love it's simplicity and excitement. Well worth every cent you will pay. Seats comfy, easy viewing,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank reeciebobsie
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were lucky to be able to get tickets to the September Sumo Championships at the Ryogoku Kokugikan since it typically sells out in less than half an hour. The whole event last over a week; with daily matches starting in the morning and lasting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank S8352LCmarkm
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Undoubtedly a MUST if you want to taste the Japanese culture. The attention and combination of art, culture and sport rolled in one! Unforgettable experience, not to be missed. You even get to eat authentic Sumo Wrestlers' food in the basement of the Sumo Arena...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank williamnlcc
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Fascinating and awesome tournament - great rituals and full on bouts take place in spectacular stadium - amazing experience and a must do in Tokyo!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Melanie P
20 January 2019|
Response from Dinadan | Reviewed this property |
Limited number of basho’s per year some in Tokyo others in regional location. Schedule on following on the sumo website